He Bought This Old Storage Unit With An Amazing Plan In Mind. What He Transformed It Into Is Epic

Five years ago, Redditor Psychemagic purchased a property in Washington D.C.'s LeDroit Park. Although it's just two miles away from the White House, the neighborhood had fallen into some rough times in the 1990s. Prices in the neighborhood were very affordable until recently when things started to turn around for this Washington D.C. neighborhood. 

He got very lucky; he purchased a carriage house and a housing unit right before LeDroit's gentrification began wholeheartedly.

A lot of the formerly neglected LeDroit Park neighborhood homes were being torn down and converted into expensive condos.

​The property had a storage unit at the rear. It had once been used for metalworking but was now just laying vacant.

So, he had an idea – what if he converted the storage space into a loft apartment?

There were about 350 square feet in there. With the high ceilings, it could easily be a spacious apartment.

He would be his own architect and general contractor for the project.


Just taking down the heavy steel door and installing a facade, windows and door give it a homey look.

A brick facade and an official name mark this project as officially underway.

He built the framework for the lofted area and went to work on the ceiling. He needed a place for some insulation and the ceiling seemed like the most logical.

He made the difficult decision to cover the exposed joists with drywall, but it made mounting the LED lights much easier.

This Ikea kitchen looks like it was made for exactly this kind of project.

The bed is lofted above the bathroom with a small closet in between.

This lets the kitchen nestle up perfectly against the side of the bedroom loft.

He commissioned a local metalworker to build a ladder for the loft.


Bonus: the ladder's design even allows for a study nook tucked away underneath it.

Some glass panels for safety still allow plenty of light to fill the space and give a great view of the living space.

A huge TV wall mounted on a rotating bracket is perfect for keeping an eye on the game while you make snacks.

And the living room area has plenty of space for socializing under the impressive skylights.

The stellar design of the loft makes it feel so much larger than its 350 square feet.

It fits right into the neighborhood. 

Credit: Imgurpsychemagic

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